The identity of a bank robbery suspect who was hospitalized after he was shot by police officers was revealed Monday by the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.
Christopher Ryan Bayless, 33, has been charged with two counts of first-degree attempted murder and five counts of first-degree attempted assault, the sheriff’s office said in a release.
The police shooting occurred around 4 p.m. on Oct. 7 at Maizeland Road and North Academy Boulevard, according to the release. Detectives from the Colorado Springs Police Department stopped a vehicle “believed to be involved in two bank robberies,” according to police.
When they approached, the suspect fired at least one round at the detectives, according to the release. “At least one detective fired at least one round in return,” the release said. At least one of the shots struck the suspect, who was placed in custody and given medical aid before taken to the hospital “with life-threatening injuries.”
The detectives were not injured and were placed on administrative leave per the department’s policy.
El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is the lead investigative agency for the police shooting.
The sheriff’s office is asking anyone with any more information on this to call its tip line at 719-520-6666.
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